Friday, May 23, 2014

#RECIPEFRIDAY: Savoury Chicken and Black Bean Salad...

Oh don't you just love Fridays?

Not only because it's #RECIPEFRIDAY but because...

It's the start of the weekend too :)


But before we get into all the recipe sharing...

Let's recap the past few days shall we?


After a few weeks of running a number of 5kms...

I finally ran past it. (I didn't want to up my mileage too quickly for sake of taking things slow to prevent injury but, it just seemed like my body and mind just automatically stopped at 5k!)

It felt great (despite what my face my read! lol)
I just went with the flow.
Not focusing on pace, but simply on going....and going and...going.
While keeping my breathing (asthma) in check.

And since I've ran past it...

I've been out for a few more longer runs! (All of which felt good!)

It also included some trail running too :D
Rockin' my Sunkis.
They definitely brighten up any day.
I seriously love this Nike+ watch.


I've been feeling really strong as of late.

I dumbbell pressed the 40lbs during my chest workout for two sets of 10 and...

I dumbbell shoulder pressed the 35lbs for a set of 10 and another of 8. (While always keeping good form! Never do I sacrifice form for weight!)

Do you think it has anything to do with my bread?! (hehe)

Speaking of bread...

As I continue to take the time to slow down and  loaf around during the weekends...

I've been trying out new blends in my baking! (I'm researching, learning and testing out new things in my adventures in bread making. Seriously, I'm loving it!)

I visited a local Mill and bought freshly stone ground whole wheat flour.
The Mill has been around since the 1860s.
It was so, so cool.
Even SuperFit took a huge interest in it!
Here's my latest Tartine trial.
Sourdough Oat Porridge Loaf.
It was so creamy in texture.

This coming weekend...

I'll be trying out Emmer Flour...that or...

Each offering some added flavour and value to my sourdough bread!

Needless to say...
I'm looking forward to experimenting!

And completely off topic...

Teddy got a hair cut.

He's been loving it.

No really...
He has.
He loves the added poof ;)


Alright so now for my recipe of the week!

As SuperFit and I have been loving the guacamole...

I decided to re-create a salad we had while on vacation which...

Included the guac. (Did I say that already?)

So with that being said...

Here's an easy, under 30 minutes salad that is sure to make your taste buds go...


Savoury Chicken and Black Bean Salad

by *CaNdY FiT*
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

    Black Beans

    • 1 can (540ml) low sodium black beans, rinsed
    • 1/4 cup chicken broth
    • 1/3 red onion, chopped
    • 1 tsp cumin
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • A few drops of Chipotle Tabasco Sauce
    Salad Dressing (optional)

    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    • 1 heaping teaspoon of dijon mustard
    • Pepper to taste
    1. Spray your fry pan with Coconut Oil
    2. Heat over low/medium heat
    3. In a separate bowl, coat sliced chicken with Mrs. Dash Taco Seasoning Mix and salt and pepper to taste
    4. Add to fry pan and cook until done

    Black Beans
    1. In medium sauce pan, over medium heat, add red onions, cumin, cinnamon and Tabasco sauce
    2. Once slightly browned, add chicken broth, stir
    3. Add black beans, cover and let simmer over low heat for 15 minutes or so (stirring occasionally)
    4. Once the black beans have softened, turn the element off and place aside.

    Salad dressing
    1. Whisk ingredients together

    Putting it together
    1. Add the dressing to your lettuce and toss
    2. Add your black beans, chicken and top with guacamole
    3. Enjoy!
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    Okay so now it's your turn!

    If you have a recipe you've been making and loving...

    Share it!

    I can't wait to see what you've cooked up!

    Have a great weekend everyone! (I'm looking forward to cheering on some friends who will be running Ottawa Race Weekend!)

    Teddy will be enjoying his new toy ;)

    Questions FU You...

    How was your week? 
    Are you mindFUl about slowing down? What are some of the ways you whine down?
    Plans for the weekend?

    Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*


    More ways you can CONNECT with ME:


    1. Ahh when is the Candyfit bakery opening!? Seriously you make me want to bake bread - and that's saying something! I had a fantastic week - when the sun is out everything is amazing!

    2. Yay! Glad you are enjoying running :) You are such an inspiration with your training, I could not even dream of lifting 40lb dumbbells! The salad sounds lovely, and so quick too :) Have a wonderful weekend! I am actually looking forward to slowing down this weekend :)

    3. DB shoulder press with 35 lbs? Nice work lady!

    4. That salad look yummy!

    5. i could eat this as a meal, does that work? haha. and i wish i could come run with you!

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    7. Teddy looks so handsome in his new 'do! Enjoy your weekend.

    8. Yum, I just pinned this! I've been all about the black beans in salads lately!

    9. Your bread pics are killing me! :)

    10. Great post! Looks so yummy!



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    11. This salad sounds awesome sauce!! I love the flavor profile!! Guac makes everything amazing!


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